It’s now two goals and three assists in just 144 minutes of Premier League action for the No. 14, who was picking the ball up and finding space at will. The highlight was absolutely his goal, City’s third, where he toyed with Eric Dier, effectively sitting the England international down by putting his foot on the ball and using the hapless centre-half as a marker to guide the ball around and into Fraser Forster’s bottom corner.
It’s difficult to quantify, but James Maddison’s return to full fitness after 10 weeks on the sidelines has had an incredible and galvanising impact on the King Power club. With Youri Tielemans missing out due to failing a late fitness test, the Foxes other star man took on the captain’s armband, and without doubt led by example.
Brendan Rodgers got his system spot on, with Harvey Barnes and Tete staying wide and stretching the pitch, with Iheanacho dragging Spurs men all over the place. This had the desired effect and gave Maddison plenty of space to operate.
Operate he did, working his magic by both turning in tight spaces and driving forward when afforded the opportunity. Maddison’s cool finish helped turn the game on his head just two minutes after Mendy’s equaliser, and his ability to manouvere and manipulate space allowed Harvey Barnes to seal the win with a curling shot from 20 yards out.